About

Gender

Male


Location

Brighton


About Me:

Technical Manager of Remote Aerial Surveys Undetaking write up of my PHD specializing in Certification of Collision Avoidance Systems for UAVs


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Have over 5 years of experience operating and building UAV systems


Hometown:

Brighton


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James Dunthorne commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post LiDAR for $7999!
"We are the preferred supplier of data from the LidarPod by Routescene. If you speak to them to try and get data, they will pass you onto us :)

The LidarPod is a great unit and can do dual return. With accuracies better than 60mm, it compares well…"
Feb 4, 2016
James Dunthorne posted a discussion
Hi all,This may seem like a really basic problem, and no doubt many of you will be telling me that i have set things up wrongly. I have been through the wiki about 8 times checking, double checking and octi-checking every parameter i can think of,…
Nov 13, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Brendan Jacobs's blog post 11 Problems with Drone Registration
"Drone regulation needs to be partitioned into:

1) Hobbyists
2) Commercial Operators

All hobbyist drones should have geo-fencing, registrations and other safety features to restrict flying
Commercial operators should have more flexibility (i.e.…"
Oct 26, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on MarioSpeedwagon's blog post More than meets the eye: a bit about caution and credibility
"I agree, there are plenty of possible applications with drones...however actually selling the service/ platform etc for many of these applications is the hard part. You have to prove a business case to the farmer/ agronomist and this is something we…"
Oct 6, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on MarioSpeedwagon's blog post More than meets the eye: a bit about caution and credibility
"In the UK i believe that Black Grass mapping is one of the few applications in agriculture that drones are useful for. I agree, there is a tonne of hype, which i why people need to diversify into other markets. NDVI is useful for the flood market to…"
Oct 2, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Daniel Iglesias's blog post 3DR launches teaser for short film series "Life After Gravity"
"I will send you across some images in a PM. Here is a link to a 3D model we surveyed of a dam in the UK. Give it 30 seconds to render properly :)
https://skfb.ly/FOCR"
Oct 1, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Daniel Iglesias's blog post 3DR launches teaser for short film series "Life After Gravity"
"Great work...i think i'm falling in love with 3DR. Been working with your gear since APM2.6 for over 4 years now starting at University whilst studying my PhD in collision avoidance for UAVs. Seeing the company grow from being an opensource diy…"
Sep 30, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Hugues's blog post AirbotPower board
"I see you can stack the boards in parallel. Does this mean that you could essentially do 300A using 2 boards in parallel? i.e. 150A per board"
Sep 30, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Hugues's blog post AirbotPower board
"Great product...unfortunately you have released this about 5 days too late for me! Spent most of last week sourcing and soldering Zener Diodes, capacitors etc. With my setup, i can now handle up to 360A by using a 180A attopilot on each battery…"
Sep 28, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Laser Developer's blog post 100% saturated mapping for obstacle sense-and-avoid
"I have written a couple of papers which you might find interesting/ useful:
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/269293820_Failure_Boundary_...

https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/bitstream/2134/16078/3/UKAC...

The first paper allows you to…"
Sep 23, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Let Skynet Become Self-Aware!
"Great article Chris...an insightful read. I have been saying for a while that all drones need their own version of a "registration plate". An electronic version using technology like NFC or wifi though, rather than a physical plate.

At least this…"
Sep 15, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post FAA Approves a Fleet of 324 Commerical Drones
"Looks like another subsidiary of precision hawk. Big numbers!"
Sep 2, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Ivan Stamatovski's blog post Easy Drone XL Pro - 25+ minutes air time with professional camera on a gimbal
"Do you have any models with more than 4 rotors? To operate commercially, we will not use quadrotors since they have no motor redundancy and therefore will not conform to our strict safety policy. I'm a manager at Remote Aerial Surveys and have been…"
Aug 10, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on Dmitry Rykovanov's blog post Sputnik Web - 3D landscape hosting
"Brilliant idea and i can see some real benefit for this. I'm technical manager of a Remote Aerial Surveys, and we would be interested in hosting some of our projects on here. When is it likely to be ready and what are the costs for business accounts?"
Jul 8, 2015
James Dunthorne commented on robin singh's blog post Vision based positioning system for Drones
"Hi Robin,

Got to say i am very impressed with this work. Just to introduce myself, i am the technical manager of Remote Aerial Surveys and we have some existing applications where a system like this would be extremely useful. One such example is…"
Jun 16, 2015
James Dunthorne replied to Stefan Gofferje's discussion Multi-rotor endurance factors? in ArduCopter User Group
"Hi i'm technical manager of Remote Aerial Surveys. In my experience most people want to design to one of 2 factors:

1) To fly in high winds - You need small props as they have a low inertia, and thus their speed can be changed very rapidly. This…"
Jun 10, 2015
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